Boney James brings his latest tour to the all-new Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.
CLEARWATER - After four gold albums, three Grammy nominations and sales totaling more than three million, Boney James brings his latest tour to the all-new Capitol Theatre on Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.
“I’m always thinking about making music,” said James. “It’s still my consuming passion.”
That passion reverberates throughout James’ latest project, The Beat. The album, which was released earlier this year, is his 14th album and marks his return to former label Concord Records.
It’s a penetrating fusion of R&B, jazz and Latin rhythms given voice by James’ emotive saxophone and such guests as trumpet hitman Rick Braun, R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn and spoken word phenom The Floacist.
Conversant on the tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, James debuted as a solo artist in 1992 with Trust. Cited as virtually creating the urban jazz genre - melding contemporary jazz with hip-hop sensibilities - the crossover virtuoso has racked up nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and two Top 10 entries on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally.
A three-time Grammy nominee and an NAACP Image Award nominee, James has earned several other honors, including four RIAA-certified gold albums and a Soul Train Award for Best Jazz Album.
During the course of his 21-year career, James has built a solid reputation as a compelling live performer who averages 50-80 gigs a year.
Reserved tickets priced at $65, $45 and $25 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.AtTheCap.com.